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I know some people are thinking this doesn't need a walkthrough, but there seem to still be questions on how to do this, and seeing it done never hurts.
As always I'm not responsible for anything you do to your car, and this article is for information purposes only.

I used a movie rental card (hard like a credit card), adhesive remover, and a paper towel.




This is the can and the movie card. Any id, debit or credit card will work. I was looking for the 3M brand of adhesive remover, but this is all that Advance Auto parts had. To it's credit it go rid of the glue quickly and didn't damage my paint.


This is the offender. Although Love treated me really fairly and were really friendly, I don't wanna roll with their badge on my car.


I put the nozzle right to the crack between the badge and the body panel, so I wouldn't have to deal with overspray. I squirted the adhesive remover along the length of the crack. And let it sit.


Following the instructions, I wiped off any excessive cleaner. It's not supposed to harm paints, but who knows if you leave it on long enough.


After letting the adhesive remover do it's thing for roughly three minutes, I slid the card in between and presto it popped off. I thought the badge was plastic... apparently they take pride in their name, because it's metal.


And here it is, with no badge. Sorry the car is a bit dirty, but with the schedule of rain we're having, it's not very frugal to spray it off every day.

Hope this helps anyone with questions, the adhesive remover was 5.49 USD plus tax, so it's not terribly expensive, and makes the car look alot better.

Cheers guys... as I do more stuff I'll do more articles.... on bigger projects than this!

Rubik.
 

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Nice. I hate the dealer stickers. I dealt with one dealer for 10 years and every new car I made them remove it. the one on my Cube is going to be tough because it's not a simple badge. It's like a transference right to the paint.
 

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I use fishing line. You place the line behind the badge and actuate it like a saw and shazaam it is gone! The sticky is minimal but WD-40 can make quick work of the remains.
 

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Great tips, thanks.

Mine was pretty easy. It was a vinyl covered foil badge that looked terrible because the dealer name and outline was in gold, pretty close to the Chrome Nissan Emblem.

I just got a fingernail under it and peeled it right off. There was a small residue of adhesive left behind but it seems with the bug and tar remover I've been using (god the dragonfly's are terrible this year, and no, I do not drive 80 in reverse, lol) it is just about gone for good.
 

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Fishing line also works good! I've used it on some Hondas I've had over the years. If you don't fish, you can also use floss. I believe that was mentioned somewhere else on the forums.

I had also wondered if Bug and Tar would do the trick, and apparently it does. Thanks for the tip.

Thank you all for the comments and appreciation. I really always try to be a help to our community instead of a bother!
 

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Goo Gone works too, but I found good old elbow grease is best. I got a blister on my thumb removing the 20 plus letters from my Titan. Those chrome letters were everywhere.
 

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when i bought my cube, i told the dealer to remove the dealership sticker and he promised they would. then 15 minutes later, when they brought out my detailed cube what do you think was left on the back of the car? yup, the big red dealership sticker. i'm certain they left it there on purpose so i said "send it back" to remove the sticker and they finally did.

there's really no need for a dealership sticker/emblem AND a license plate frame is there? the frame is bad enough, but i also removed that because they're not paying me to advertise are they? it's crazy how many people leave dealership stickers, badges and emblems on their cars...so ugly!

the worst, btw, are the badges that are punched into the sheet metal (not adhesive). unbelievable.
 

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It's just unbelievable to me that they would expect us to leave it on there. It's my damn car not a billboard. Five years of free advertising space is not in the deal.
 

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I agree hole heartily, where in the paperwork did you cut me a deal for advertisement????? Where???? Your rolling billboard :roll:

But I take it the next step and remove vehicle badges too, so I don't even advertise manufacturer. Why should I advertise?

I see it daily, stickers and chrome monickers to the loyalty of the cheesy dealer they bought the car from. Worse is the used car ones. Hey look at me I bought a used car, hey look at me!!!
 

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Lol at Christine... funny shit girl! I like it!
 

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I told my dealership that I didn't want their emblem stuck anywhere on my car... so instead I got the plastic license plate frames which are so much easier to get rid of.
 

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Lucky fella! I didnt even get my floormats!
 

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Ah you got one of those dealers that use the metal pegs? Raw deal... luckily, the badges from Love are just put on with some type of double sided adhesive.
 

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mine was on the licenses plate cover .
the only way it was going to stay on.
is if they rent the space
 

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^ Amen
 
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